It’s like it was fate that brought Sandy, 69, and Chip Bublik, 75, to their home on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast nine years ago. First, their step-son offered to give them land to build a home. Second, Sandy had just retired and the going-away gift from her employer—she was a receptionist at an ad agency—covered the cost of a container to ship their household goods to Costa Rica.
One way to live better is to live more simply…to lessen the burden of possessions and get off the “keeping up with the Joneses” treadmill.
Spain is in a terrible mess. The banks and the country are broke, by any reasonable measure. Spain’s regions (like U.S. states) have also borrowed too much. Unemployment tops 27%.
The Mediterranean Sea, a warm and sunny climate, a peaceful lifestyle waiting to be lived…where are we talking about? The answer might surprise you…it's Malta. Anchored almost in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, 60 miles from the Italian island of Sicily, Malta isn’t a mainstream destination for North American tourists.
Since our arrival in Nicaragua nearly two years ago, my husband Gordon and I have made many changes to our lifestyle...but one thing that hasn’t changed is taking time to enjoy a night out together. Although we live in the small beach town of San Juan del Sur, there’s no shortage of unique...
There’s a lot to be discovered in Nicaragua… A country bursting with opportunity, culture and magnificent wildlife, it’s a place that’s been overlooked by the majority of tourists and expats.
We’re all alone on the beach of this picture-perfect paradise. To get here, we took a road that winds its way through hills of rich green palm trees.
It feels too perfect to be real. Blindingly bright white sand. Shallow flat turquoise waters teeming with brightly colored fish. Palm trees dotted along the soft sands.
The beach town I’ll tell you about today is a special place. When the ﬁrst visitors came over the hills on donkeys a couple of decades ago, all they found were ﬁshermen’s colorful beachfront huts.
To borrow a phrase from rock group REM, Punta del Este and the Uruguayan coast is, "the end of the world as we know it." Dig your toes into the silky sand..